Tudor Prince Oyster Date 1966

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About this watch

A mid-size 1966 Tudor Prince Oyster date ref. 7970 features waterproof oyster case, crown bearing Rolex logo, Tudor automatic calibre 2462 movement, original silver dial with applied baton indexes, case size 32mm. Rolex 7205 Oyster riveted link bracelet and folding clasp.

A little history: Tudor, a sister brand to Rolex, was launched by Hans Wilsdorf in 1949. Viewed historically as a more affordable alternative to Rolex, the marque still managed to exhibit the high quality expected of the original. Indeed, during the golden era when the Tudor Oyster-Prince was launched in 1952, the watch was seen as a direct parallel to the Rolex-branded Oyster Perpetual – even featuring that Rolex branding on the crown and case – and the two marques appeared alongside each other in advertising etc. However, compared with a Rolex Oyster Perpetual of the same vintage, this exemplary timepiece represents exceptional value.

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Mechanical: Automatic


Original, Stamped